Let me tell you, the army is unpredictable. I give props to anyone whose spouse has a job that causes them to have to travel or be away from home a lot. It can really be hard sometimes. I’ve been apart from my husband for as much as a whole year at one point. There have been different situations that have come up in which we had to be apart from each other for lengths of time but, no matter how many times you have to go through it, it really doesn’t get any easier. You just learn to deal with it. It’s normal to miss that person and feel lonely but the love that you have for them is what keeps you going.
Hubby had a field training this week, which is what brought this topic to my mind. You really never know when these things are going to come up. It’s like, “hey I’m going to the field tomorrow for 2 weeks” or “hey I have CQ tomorrow”. That’s how it was last week. I mean, we expected him to be going to the field but it’s never 100% for sure until the day before or the day of. Thankfully, the training was actually short this time – only about 4 days. But, no matter if it’s 4 days, 4 months or 4 years, I feel that I always miss him the same. I find it’s still just as hard to be without my husband even though I’ve done it many times before. Actually, sometimes I feel that it’s harder now that we’re married because I’m so used to seeing him everyday and sleeping next to him every night.
But, it’s times like this that remind me to really be thankful for the times that we do get to spend together and to cherish every moment. That is one very important lesson that I’ve learned since being with my husband and it’s one that I’ll always remember.
Until next time!